The fast-food giant announced on Wednesday that it is adding the legendary Shamrock Shake back to its menu for a limited time at participating McDonald’s locations nationwide beginning February 21st.
For those who are not familiar with the concoction, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is a mint-flavored, vanilla-soft-serve-based drinkable dessert that comes with whipped topping. Invented in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the original Shamrock Shake was created in 1967 by Connecticut McDonald’s owner-operator Hal Rosen. It later debuted in select locations across the U.S. in 1970 and became available nationwide for the first time in 2012.
Since then, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available on and off, both nationally and regionally, through the years. It’s worthy to note, however, that this 2022 is the third year in a row that it will be available at participating restaurants across the country.
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Color
Alongside the announcement of Shamrock Shake’s 2022 return date, McDonald’s also revealed for the first time the hex code for the iconic color of the beloved seasonal shake.
“In our 50+ years of serving up this tasty treat, we’ve never given away the secret ingredient that makes ~Shamrock Shake green~ so iconic. Until now… #cbf2ac. “No, we didn’t just spill Shamrock Shake on our keyboard – that’s the hex code for the unmistakably minty color of Shamrock SZN,” read a portion of McDonald’s press release on Wednesday.
As for why McDonald’s finally decided to share Shamrock Shake’s hex code to the public, the company has this to say: “For years, Shamrockers across the country have gone green to show their love for this delicious dessert… from getting minty fresh manicures to proudly repping their Shamrock-inspired gear. And now, we’re helping all our fans make it #cbf2ac official.”
Oreo Shamrock McFlurry Return Date
McDonald’s revealed that the fan-favorite Oreo Shamrock McFlurry will also be back on the menu for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide starting February 21st.
Launched in February 2020 in honor of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake’s 50th anniversary, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry is the perfect combination of creamy, vanilla soft serve, the iconic Shamrock Shake flavor, and Oreo cookie pieces.
McDonald’s New Secret Menu Item
In its latest press release, McDonald’s also hinted that something else minty-green may be in the works: “Starting February 21, our Shamrock green hex code just might unlock another tasty secret. That is, if you know where to look. Be one of the first to figure out the mystery and you could get a little something special from us.”